Nova hires production company for “Japan’s Killer Quake,” to air March 30

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Nova and Channel 4 in the U.K. are commissioning London’s Pioneer Productions to produce “Japan’s Killer Quake,” an original one-hour documentary on the ongoing disaster Japan, to air at 9 p.m. Eastern on March 30. The production company also produced “Emergency Mine Rescue,” another quick turnaround project, on last year’s Chilean mine disaster. Nigel Henbest will produce the film. Howard Swartz, Nova executive producer, will oversee the project for WGBH/Nova; commissioning editor for Channel 4 is David Glover.